All Current Services

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The Alachua County Library District offers browsing hours, computer appointments, and outside services at all locations. Patrons are required to wear a face mask and practice social distancing while in buildings and complete a brief health screening, including a touchless temperature check, before entering. Food and beverages are not allowed in the buildings.

Browsing hours are available:

  • Headquarters Library and Millhopper, Tower Road, and Alachua branches: Monday, Friday, and Saturday 2-5 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 2-7 p.m.
  • Cone Park, Hawthorne, High Springs, Library Partnership, and Newberry branches: Monday-Saturday 2-5 p.m.
  • Archer, Micanopy, and Waldo branches: Tuesday-Saturday 2-5 p.m.
  • Please reserve the 2-3 p.m. browsing hour for high-risk community members.  

Outside service are available (weather permitting):

  • Headquarters Library and Millhopper, Tower Road, Cone Park, Hawthorne, High Springs, Library Partnership, and Newberry branches: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Archer, Micanopy, and Waldo branches: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Alachua Branch: Monday, Friday, and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Curbside service is available (weather permitting):

  • Headquarters Library: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Computer appointments are available:

  • Headquarters Library and Alachua, Millhopper, Tower Road, Cone Park, Hawthorne, High Springs, Library Partnership, and Newberry branches: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and during browsing hours
  • Archer, Micanopy, and Waldo branches: Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and during browsing hours

Browsing Guidelines

Building occupancy will be limited during browsing hours. Patrons age 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

The following services will be available during browsing hours:

  • Browsing
  • Checking out items, picking up holds, applying for a new library card, and renewing a library card
  • Computer sessions by appointment or walkup, based on availability
  • Copier and scanner use
  • Reference services

The following services will not be available during browsing hours:

  • Seating
  • Meetings, study rooms, and Quiet Reading rooms
  • One-on-one computer assistance
  • Print newspapers and magazines
  • Payments
  • Inside returns (Please make all returns using the exterior book drops.)

Branch Locations Map

Returns

Please return materials using the exterior book drops. Staff members cannot accept returns. Items will be quarantined for 72 hours before being checked in.

Outside Service

Place items on hold and you can pick them up from your preferred location using outside service if you prefer not to enter the library. You can easily search our online catalog for books, DVDs, and other materials. Here's how. 

  • Use the Place Hold option on items you want to reserve.
  • Select the Pickup Library option for the library branch where you would like to pick up your materials.
  • You will receive a notification when your items are ready.

Please follow these steps to check out materials after you've received notification that they are ready to be picked up.

  • Bring your library card or photo identification when you go to pick up materials.
  • Follow the directions at your preferred branch and walk up to the designated door for outside service. Have your library card or photo identification ready to present to library staff. 
  • Library staff will bring your materials out to you. Please wear a face mask when interacting with staff.
  • Please return all materials to the exterior book drops. Staff cannot accept returns. 
  • You can also renew or sign up for a new library card, just bring your photo identification and proof of address to your local branch. 

Computer Appointments and Printer/Copier Services

Computer appointments, and printer and copier use are available at 10 a.m., 12 p.m., and during browsing hours at all branches. 

Print at the library:

Please note that copiers and printers accept silver change and $1 or $5 bills. We are not able to provide change.

Due to social distancing recommendations, we are not able to offer one-on-one computer assistance at this time. Library staff members will sanitize computer stations and copier areas, and high traffic areas between appointments.

Donations

Unfortunately, we are not able to accept donations of books and other media on behalf of Friends of the Library at this time. Please visit the Friends of the Library website for the latest information on upcoming book sales and donations.

Library Card Sign-up and Renewal

You can receive your library card or renew your card at any library branch using outside service or during browsing hours. Just bring your photo ID and proof of address. 

To obtain or renew a card using curbside service, follow these steps:

  • Bring your photo identification (for example: driver’s license, passport, or other state-issued ID) and proof of address to your local library branch.
  • Call when you arrive and be ready to provide your name, address, birth date, email address, and phone number.
  • After you’ve spoken with a library staff member, follow their directions to show your identification and proof of address for review.  After reviewing your documentation, staff members will issue a new card or renew your card.  Please note that library cards must have a zero balance (no bills charged for overdue items) in order to renew.

Learn how to receive a library card for a minor and more on our Cards page.

Try our Grab & Go service

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Pick up a Story Time in a Bag

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